Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent on January 4, 2017 (LAD). Originally signed by the Rangers as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on July 2, 2005 (TEX).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|4-9 with a 4.04 ERA in 25 games, 16 of them starts, between Tulsa (Double-A) and Oklahoma City (Triple-A), striking out 88 and walking 34 in 91 1/3 innings, allowing 87 hits for a .254 BAA.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Oklahoma City on September 1 when rosters expanded.
MLB Debut Date: 09/02/17
|September 2, in a 7-2 loss to the Padres in the nightcap of a doubleheader. The third of seven pitchers, he struck out two in one-and-one-third perfect innings, stranding two inherited runners. Of 14 pitches, 11 were for strikes. Coming on as the third pitcher of the inning in relief of left-handed reliever Edward Paredes, he struck out Jabari Blash swinging. IN the fifth, he retired the side in order, striking out Matt Szczur swinging, getting Allen Cordoba to ground out to second and retiring Luis Torrens on a liner to shortstop.|
|No, that is not a typo in the "Acquired"section of his bio. Castillo made his big league debut more than 12 years after signing his first pro contract with the Rangers as a 16-year-old. Since then, he's seen time on the mound with the Rangers, Giants, Orioles, Reds and Padres as well as in Mexico and Korea before inking with the Dodgers in January as a minor league free agent. On June 8 of this year, the Dodgers designated LHP Justin Marks for assignment and added Castillo to their 40-man roster, although they did not call him up at that time and no official explanation has ever been given as to why they chose that day to add him to the 40. But given the time he has put in and the time it has taken for him to get here, let's all just collectively shout "hurrah!" Considered one of the most premier international prospects in the game when he was just 16, he throws a fastball, slider, changeup and splitter. The fastball, which has been clocked in the high 90s, can still be tough to harness but effective.|